At our first Board meeting of 2019, we welcomed three incoming members to Sustainable Princeton’s Board of Trustees. These individuals join an outstanding group of Trustees who are committed to supporting the organization’s outreach work and mission to inspire the [Princeton] community to develop and implement solutions that positively impact our environment.
New Board Members:
Fran Raymond Price, Senior Advisor, Forests for the Global Lands Team at The Nature Conservancy
Bruno Sarda, Head of Sustainability at NRG Energy, Inc.
Gail Ullman, Vice Chair, Municipality of Princeton’s Planning Board
Sustainable Princeton Executive Director, Molly Jones, said, “We are sincerely delighted to have these knowledgeable and engaged individuals join the Sustainable Princeton team. As we work to finalize and begin implementation of Princeton’s Climate Action Plan, their collective expertise will be of great value to our collaborative efforts to reduce emissions and become more resilient to the impact of climate change.”
“We have hit an inflection point here at Sustainable Princeton,” added Matthew Wasserman, board president. “We have built a solid foundation and are now ready and able to partner with Princeton in ways that have not been possible until now. Growing the Board of Trustees with the outstanding professional skills of these new members will give us the ability to focus on bigger and broader actions for businesses, resiliency, and neighborhoods.”
Fran Raymond Price has spent her career working to promote responsible forestry and strengthen forest certification as a conservation tool. She joined The Nature Conservancy in 2002, and has since helped to guide and coordinate the organization’s involvement in forest certification and forest management. Fran helped set up and currently directs a system to facilitate Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certification of TNC and partner working forestlands, which includes over 370,000 acres in 8 states. She has also been involved with building and promoting other responsible forestry tools in the US and globally. She currently serves on the boards of FSC International and the New Jersey Conservation Foundation. Her current position is Senior Advisor, Forests for the Global Lands Team at The Nature Conservancy.
Bruno Sarda is a leading practitioner in the field of corporate sustainability. As head of sustainability at NRG, the country’s leading integrated power company, he oversees the development and execution of highly integrated, company-wide sustainability strategy and programs that address climate-related risks, create business value and enhance company reputation. Named one of the ‘most influential sustainability voices in America’ by The Guardian, Sarda actively participates in a variety of cross-industry efforts bridging public and private entities. Sarda joined NRG in 2016 from Dell, Inc. where he was director of sustainability and social responsibility. Prior to making a shift to sustainability in 2010, Bruno held a number of E-Business leadership positions over 15+ years at Dell and Charles Schwab. In addition, Sarda is a faculty member and Senior Sustainability Scholar at Arizona State University.
Gail Ullman spent the majority of her career at the Princeton University Press, including 10 years as the Social Science Editor. After retiring from the Princeton University Press, Ms. Ullman engaged in community work that would involve her interests in the environment, gardening and planning. She was appointed by Mayor Marvin Reed to the Citizens Advisory Committee on Sludge Incineration, from there she joined the Environmental Commission, Site Plan Review Committee, and eventually the Planning Board. She is currently the Vice Chair of the Planning Board and has overseen the Master Plan update.
About Sustainable Princeton:
Founded in 2012, Sustainable Princeton is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to inspire the community to develop and implement solutions that positively impact the environment. With a vision for Princeton to be a model town that examines every action through the lens of sustainability ensuring a healthy environment, a strong economy, and the well-being of all community members now and in the future. Sustainable Princeton supports the belief: Change a Habit, Change the World. Their office is located at 1 Monument Drive, Princeton, New Jersey. For more information, visit sustainableprinceton.org.